NOAA to hold hiring event for research ship jobs

(WASHINGTON) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will hold a hiring event in Norfolk, Va., to recruit professional mariners to work aboard NOAA’s ocean research ships. The event will be held on Nov. 15 at the NOAA Marine Operations Center – Atlantic.

NOAA operates a fleet of 15 hydrographic survey, oceanographic research and fisheries survey vessels. NOAA ships operate in the U.S. and around the world. The ships are run by a combination of NOAA commissioned officers and civilian professional mariners.

Professional mariners deploy equipment used to measure seawater salinity, temperature and depth from the NOAA ship Reuben Lasker. NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations/Maideline Sanchez photo

NOAA’s civilian professional mariners are federal employees and include engineers and unlicensed members of the engine, steward and deck departments. In addition, survey and electronic technicians operate and/or maintain the ship’s mission, communications and navigation equipment.

NOAA staff will be at the hiring event to answer questions and expedite the hiring process for qualified individuals. In particular, NOAA is hiring for positions in the deck, engine, steward and electronic technician departments. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Please bring a photo I.D. (driver’s license, passport, etc.) to the event. Applicants are also encouraged to bring, if available:

• Merchant mariner credential
• Maritime training certificates
• Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
• Military service record

More details can be found here.

– National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

By Professional Mariner Staff